Opening weekend: ‘Guys and Dolls’ in Sanger, ‘Proof’ at 2nd Space

A reminder about two local theater openings:

♦ Sanger’s Blossom Trail Players presents “Guys and Dolls,” its fourth-ever mainstage production. This is the classic tale of Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler who bets that he can make the pious Sarah Brown his girlfriend. The score includes such favorites as “A Bushel and Peck,” “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”

The Sanger company offers a couple of special additions to the program nightly: The BTP Jazz Combo (comprised of members of this year’s orchestra) perform Broadway and jazz standards as audiences arrive and take their seats. At 7:15 p.m., the brand new BTP Junior Company (founded through a generous grant from The Wonderful Company) will take the stage in “its debut performance presenting an original show that’s an ode to New York itself, comprised of original music and a medley of some all-time favorite songs about the city that never sleeps.”

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Performances continue Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24; and June 28-30, at the Sanger High School Multipurpose Room, 1045 Bethel Ave, Sanger. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students.

The publicity photos for the production are quite nice, by the way, which is why I want to share several with you (above).

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♦ Good Company Players presents the acclaimed play “Proof” at the 2nd Space Theatre. David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells the story of a woman who inherited her father’s mathematical brilliance. When one of his students finds a groundbreaking proof among the deceased father’s notebooks, the daughter is forced to “face her own inner demons.”

Performances are Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 12 at the theater, 928 E. Olive Ave. Tickets are $20 general, $17 students and seniors, $12 student rush.


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Author: Donald Munro

Covering the arts in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond.

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